Harpist Dai-An Liu Wins International Prize
Dai-An Liu, an Artist Diploma candidate, won 4th Prize ex aequo in the 5th Hong Kong International Harp Competition in the Professional Pedal Division held in early October.
Due to the worldwide pandemic, the competition had 15 divisions, conducted online or onsite. The Professional Pedal Division attracted participants from throughout the world.
Composition Student Awarded Second Prize in International Competition
Doctoral candidate in composition David Nguyen was awarded a second prize in the XIII International Competition of Electroacoustic Composition for his composition "Adumbrations."
Sponsored by Destellos Foundation of Mar del Plata, Argentina, the annual competition garners over 100 entries from across the globe, and is judged by an international panel.
Micky Moore Awarded International Teaching Award
Mark "Micky" Moore, Professor of Tuba and Euphonium, was recently recognized by the International Tuba-Euphonium Association with the 2020 ITEA Teaching Award.
Only the fifth time this award has been granted, Prof. Moore joins such illustrious pedagogues as Fritz Kaenzig, Donald Little, Phil Sinder and David Zerkel. Candidates for this award must be nominated and are chosen based on supporting letters from colleagues, and current and former students.
Harpist Noël Wan wins Lyon & Healy Award
Claire Happel Ashe Awarded P.E.O. Scholar Award
Ms. Happel, DMA student, has been awarded a Scholar Award by the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO).
P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA) recognize and encourage excellence in higher education by providing partial support for study and research to women who will make significant contributions in their varied fields of endeavor. Ms. Happel was nominated by the Monticello (IL) chapter of PEO for this national award. Priority is given to women who are well established in their programs, study or research.
Thornton Miller among Fourteen Fulbright Awardees for Illinois
Thornton Miller, PhD Student in Musicology is among fourteen current students and recent alumni who have been awarded Fulbright grants for the coming academic year.
Thornton will travel to Russia to conduct research and teach.